BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display!

Transformers News: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display!

Friday, May 29th, 2009 10:18PM CDT

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Hasbro had the holy grail of the Transformers hobby on display for all to see in their massive Transformers display area this year. G1 Unicron was on display not just in robot mode, but also in planet mode as well which begs the question: "just how many of these things are there?" G1 Unicron was never made and the prototype has only been seen a few times before. Check out G1 Unicron in all of his round glory here.

BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display!
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Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928658)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:24pm CDT
HOLY COW! That's slaggin' awesome!!!!

He's HUGE!!!

How big is compared to the Fort Max toy?
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928664)
Posted by capellamusic on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:35pm CDT
Was this figure ever released? I never saw it before... If it was never released I'd say that now it's a good time as 25th anniversary "reissue" :) .
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928665)
Posted by Mkall on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:35pm CDT
way past awesome!

Maybe they're planning a limited release? :P
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928669)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:37pm CDT
capellamusic wrote:Was this figure ever released?
Nope. Never got passed the prototype stage.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928670)
Posted by Phenotype on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:39pm CDT
That thing is freaking hideous.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928672)
Posted by Zeds on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:41pm CDT
Thankful it was not produced. Unlike the Beast Wars Neo Unicron which should have been:

http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=5715&mode=flat
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928674)
Posted by WolfDawg on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:41pm CDT
I wonder why there's no Beast Wars II Unicron in that display.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928687)
Posted by omega666 on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:57pm CDT
Pretty neat! At least it was a FULL planet and not half a planet.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928689)
Posted by RarityofConvoy on May 29th, 2009 @ 10:58pm CDT
I remember this was sold to a collector for 11,000 many years ago.
I heard also there are a few made.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928691)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 29th, 2009 @ 11:02pm CDT
My god, it's full of stars.

Anyway, I have seen many pictures of that toy but have never, ever seen a size comparison. Armada Unicron was much bigger than I thought he would be an this guy dwarfs him. Amazing.

capellamusic wrote:Was this figure ever released? I never saw it before... If it was never released I'd say that now it's a good time as 25th anniversary "reissue" :) .


I second that, if properly coloured (obviously). Would be great to have a toy I have wanted since 1986. Failing that, a proper G1 style Unicron would suffice.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928697)
Posted by Brakethrough on May 29th, 2009 @ 11:08pm CDT
See what happens when you overdo it on those fatty gas giants?
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928707)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 29th, 2009 @ 11:25pm CDT
Hasbro its time to release the beast. You didnt give it to us in the 80s so its time to give it to us. Theres still a universe line (supposedly) and there a more G1 reissues on the horizon so you have no excuse.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928718)
Posted by Samsonator on May 29th, 2009 @ 11:52pm CDT
Wow, for the first time ever, a display of the unproduced G1 Unicron that actually gives us some idea of the proper scale of it, I am impressed.
Granted by today's standards that thing is an ugly brick, but what a magnificent piece of Transformers history. What's next? Digging up the old Transtech protos?
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928721)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 29th, 2009 @ 11:57pm CDT
from what i remember when i was a kid there was supposed to be a movie promotional contest
were you could have a chance to win a unicron toy maybe that was supposed to be it
and then it never happened.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928722)
Posted by D-340 on May 30th, 2009 @ 12:09am CDT
BEHOLD UNICRON......Devourer of PIE!

For a G1 toy ol' Uni ain't bad, but a little too round. It does tower of Armada Unicron though, and that's pretty sweet.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928760)
Posted by Stormrider on May 30th, 2009 @ 1:23am CDT
Hello Tela-tubby
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928767)
Posted by OhioBot on May 30th, 2009 @ 1:51am CDT
It looks to be in remarkably good shape for a 23 year old prototype. Its definitely been cared for. Scary thing is, I would so plunk down the cash for a reissue of it. Any molds or such are probably long gone??
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928768)
Posted by Dead Metal on May 30th, 2009 @ 1:52am CDT
My god that thing is gigantic!
Suddenly I want one.
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928779)
Posted by dabattousai on May 30th, 2009 @ 2:24am CDT
If there is a Hasbro Q&A session, they should tell them to pull that sucker out and pull out a Fortress Maximus to show sizes. I too think Hasbro has something up their sleeve. I wouldn't be surprised if those were just made for Botcon and that they might make an announcement of releasing him just for a G1 celebration or something. I would pay $100 for it :grin:
Re: BotCon 2009: G1 Unicron on display! (928786)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on May 30th, 2009 @ 2:49am CDT
Wow. He makes Energon Optimus Prime look slim.
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